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HD Nation covers the week in High-Definition news, reviews, tips and tricks. Hosts Patrick Norton and Robert Heron will quench the thirst for stunning visuals and the ultimate surround sound by providing everything from reviews of the latest in home theater equipment, the best new Blu-Ray titles and the most amazing free sources of HD content. If you're trying to get the absolute best out of your viewing experience, or trying to put together a home theater on a budget, there is no better alternative than HD Nation.
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Moving picture resolution is one place Plasma has it all over LCD. Find out why! Our favorite Blu-ray for calibrating your HDTV: Spears And Munsil... Robert shows you why it's the best and some tips for getting the best results. Blu-ray picks for this week? How about the Tom Cruise Collection!
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"Calibration Doggone Easy & Fun!" Will we replace the Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark Blu-ray with Disney's WOW: World of Wonder Blu-ray disc set? PowerDVD 8 won't play new Blu-rays. What should I do?
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Want to make your home theater sound and look amazing? The THX tune-up app for Android and iOS is free to download through Feb. 3rd!
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We review Samsung's new BD-H6500: it delivers a ton of features, and some serious scaling, for a price.
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I was going to get Hulu Plus, but now it's for sale. Should I skip it? Is this old HDMI cable only good for 720p, or can I just plug it into my 1080p HDTV? Blu-ray picks for August 23rd, 2011. Why does my computer think my HDTV is 1366x768 and not 720p or 1080p?
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There's no excuse for using The Yellow Jack to plug video into your HDTV! Robert gets all kinds of Wolfram Mathematical on your HDTV. Wolfram's "Computable Document Format," a 'computation-powered knowledge container' makes for an interactive CIE color chart! Where did all the DTV tuners go? Plus, Cowboys and Aliens sounds amazing!
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Some simple DIY remedies for fixing stuck HDTV pixels. The Top 5 Best Car Chase Scenes in HD Movies. Cheapie Big Screen Monitors that aren't crap! When 720p makes more sense than 1080p. Not all rear surround sound speakers are the same: dipole, bipole, or direct.
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Thought you couldn't play Blu-ray disks on OS X? Guess again: Macgo just released a media player that does a lot more than Blu-ray! The Big Lebowski: Robert Heron's Favorite Movie is finally out on Blu-ray!
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HBO's "Game of Thrones" is typical: "low volume level dialogue, punctuated by a quick edit to a battle scene for example, where the volume level is so loud, I frantically look around for the remote to turn the volume down." Don't sweat it, James. Dynamic Compression can fix this! Bass Trap. What is it? And how can it improve a home theatre setup?
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Welcome to HD Nation! Your guide to the best in HD content... and the best in ho me theatre gear, no matter what your budget is! Robert Heron and Patrick Norton review gear, give you the scoop on the latest Home Theater trends, DIY tutorials and answer your questions about HD, HDTVs, projectors, HTPCs and more! Got Questions? Write Them Below!
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Watch out Chromecast, here comes Roku's new Streaming Stick!
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We review the Seiki $1500 HDTV, check out Sony's FMP X1 4k Media Player, share our favorite Iron Man Blu-rays and more.
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Tired of messages from the FBI and being forced to watch movie previews before you watch a movie? Backup your Blu-rays and DVDs to a server. They'll be safe -- and you can stream them anywhere in your house!
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Find out if Chromecast is built in to your HDTV, easy hacks for deeper blacks, secret Netflix settings, a Raspberry Pi film scanner and much more!
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Want to show off your home theater and HDTV? Check out our list of the Top Blu-rays of 2011!
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An Endless Supply of Free HD Animal Video, Help Hanging Your HDTV, How Projector Screens Are Made, Positioning Surround Sound Speakers, And the Blu-Ray Releases for The Week of September 1st.
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The Consumer Electronics Association wants YOU to help improve HDTV light sensors! When do HDTVs hum, and how long do LCD HDTVs last? UltraViolet explained, all 8 Harry Potter films will ship in one box set... and there are some great new Blu-ray releases this week!
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MCEBuddy cuts commercial automatically.
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James Cameron wants a 3D Avatar release, Fox says 3D isn't ready. Will Amazon charge you sales tax soon? Secret Code Controls Silverlight's GPU Acceleration. Why don't Robert and Patrick love Apple? The new Blu-ray releases for March 2, 2010.
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A low budget streaming media home theater, should you re-lamp or just buy a new projector bulb, more on the missing picture-in-picture and new Blu-ray releases!
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What happened to Picture in Picture? Brandon wants amazing picture quality and no silly extras like Wi-Fi or Apps (is that even possible?). They really screwed up Footloose, and New Blu-ray Picks for September 27th, 2011.
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Need Ethernet for your HDTV or Blu-ray player but can't pull a cable there? We test Belkin's Universal Wireless AV Adapter. Plus region code free Blu-ray players and Japan's "Hunger Games" Battle Royale hits Blu-ray!
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Does the XBOX ONE or the PS4 make a better home theater box? Black Friday is coming up... are there HDTV brands should you avoid?
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Google TV Update! Your Blu-ray player can't read BD-XL, but you might want it anyway. LG chooses Plex, releases slimmest 3D TV: less than 1cm thin! Tips for perfect lossless CD audio rips, cleaning your screen right doesn't cost much, and the new releases for September 14th, 2010.
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Stream TV to an Android phone from a Windows Media Center PC! Plus, where can you find more HD Nation, like Robert's review of the Seiki 4K Ultra HD TV.
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You might be shocked by our favorite Christmas movies! Got an Xbox 360? Robert takes you step by step through the process of turning it into a Media Center Extender. And one of our viewers found an HDTV storage fail at Walmart.
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PS3 Gets Netflix Search, Galaxy S, Dell Streak: Two More HDMI Phones. HDTV Calibration: What to do before you break out the disk! Do I need to break in my plasma? Two More Disney classics go Blu-ray. The Blu-ray releases for August 3rd, 2010!
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Robert loves SpectraCal's CalMAN software... he reviews their new $300 M2 Colorimeter. Our picks from the latest Blu-ray releases. 10 hours of 3D every day: We're talking 2012 London Olympics!
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Windows 8 doesn't include Windows Media Center, unless you have Windows 8 Pro... and know how to add WMC. We show you how it's supposed to work. NPD DisplaySearch is reporting that sales of 50"+ screen sizes are expected to jump by 13%. 1080p? Robert's looking forward to 4k by 2K HDTVs! Part 3 of Robert's HDTV wall mounting adventure: making the power and HDMI cables disappear!
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Incredibles on Blu-ray! Another Way To Record HDMI, Scaling Component Hack for DVD Players, New 3TB hard drives from Western Digital, Gamers love 3D Glasses, the Back to the Future Trilogy on Blu-ray, and the new releases for October 26th, 2010!
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Got a new HDTV for Christmas or holidays? Then calibrate it for the best picture and viewing experience possible. Rob shows you the process step by step. AnyDVD HD is on sale. Get it before the free lifetime upgrade offer disappears. What is Blu-ray and DVD region encoding and why it matters to you. The new Blu-ray releases for December 28th 2010.
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Encoding and ripping.... DVDFab HD Decrypter and XviD4PSP are your free picks for archiving your discs! What is Vertical Banding, Is the PS3 good at Upscaling, What We're Watching: World Cup Soccer, TrueBlood, Toy Story and the Blu-Ray releases for the week of June 22nd, 2010...
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Amazon Fire TV Review!!!
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DIY HDTV Calibration Disks. "Cheap" 65 inch HDTVs are here! What's going on with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy? Our fave disks to show off your big screen.
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The First 3D HD Channel. People of Lava: The Android Powered HDTV, Comcast's Court Win Could Be Bad for Downloading Movies! Is the iPad: Portable HDTV Machine, or Big IR Remote? Roger interviews John Romita Jr. about his film Kick-Ass, and the Blu-ray releases for April 6th, 2010.
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Walmart's $98 Blu-ray Player vs. Sony's BDP-S360 and LG's BD390, Netflix + Sony, Home Theater Help: Component vs. RGB and Our Very First Recession Selection!
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What do you get from a more expensive Blu-ray Player? Discount Alert: $9.99 Star Trek Blu-rays! Where can you find a good HDTV for $300? HDMI Switching 101, A home theater with fiber optic LED constellations in the ceiling (and a seat for the dog)! Score one for net neutrality: the FCC reclassifies broadband! Speed Round: Your Twitter Questions! The Blu-ray releases for May 11th, 2010.
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Is Hulu finally coming to the living room? How many hard drives does it take to contain your movie collection? Internet Traffic Will Quadruple in 4 Years, and the Blu-ray releases for June 8th, 2010.
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A bizarre new take on glasses-free 3D, streaming your archived Blu-rays, HDTVs compatible with 50Hz, and the new releases for February 15th, 2011!
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How to stream files from your computer to your console, which CPU is best for your home theater PC, and our favorite Blu-ray releases for August 2nd, 2011!
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New HDTV? Robert Heron walks you through the settings you should fix to make sure it looks its best! Star Wars and Citizen Kane released on Blu-ray. (At least Orson Welles didn't screw up Kane.) Can you use CableCARD Tuner with Media Center, or just Media Center Extender?
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YouTube Leanback, Can you wear 3D glasses on top of your own glasses? Bargain HD movies from iTunes! Why can't software turn my 2D HDTV into a 3D HDTV? And the Blu-ray releases for July 20th, 2010.
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Which version of Star Wars on Blu-ray is the smart choice? Can I watch TV with my projector? And the new releases for February 1st, 2011.
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Did they make the DVD SD just to make the Blu-ray look better? What's the SD Slot on the Roku 2 Box used for? Why we're disappointed with Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Our Picks From the Blu-ray releases for August 9th, 2011.
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Neflix has given all subscribers access to SuperHD streams... just what does that mean? Robert would sell a child to get Digital Projection's new Titan 1080p LED. Converting vinyl LPs to MP3s? We've got USB turntable picks, and explain why you need a phono preamp when you connect most turntables to your AVR, sound card or ADC. @snakeeye78 tweets "Wondering if you could recommend and review vinyl to mp3 converter turntable to buy? Thanks"
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Will Ethenet HDBaseT Replace HDMI? DirecTV unveils a 24hr 3D Channel! Can upconverting a film to 3D look any good? Top 5 Superhero movies, and the Blu-ray releases for July 13th, 2010
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Chromecast finally gets useful with 10 new apps!
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Is that house brand a bad deal? Clean Your HDTV Screen The Right Way, Battlestar's Goofy Box, Our picks from the week's Blu-ray releases!
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Criterion restores and releases the original 1954 version of Godzilla. JL Audio hides subwoofers in walls, delivers more affordable home theater subwoofer options. Surround sound modes: 5 speakers, should I go with 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 mode on my AV receiver?
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$10 Samsung TV from Bestbuy? Roku: a better way to watch MLB in HD? End Overscan: see the whole picture on your HDTV, and the Blu-Ray releases for the week of August 18th.
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How To Hang Monitors From Steel Studs, Convert HD DVD Titles to Blu-ray, Top 5 Horror Flick Picks from Film Riot's Ryan Connolly, Is it the ultimate set top box? Robert reviews the Popcorn Hour C-200 set top media player. The Blu-Ray releases for the week of September 28, 2009...
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No more satellite HD fees! Video games in 3D! What's the best software to rip movies? When will my favorite movie hit Blu-ray? And the Blu-ray releases for June 15th, 2010.
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When is 1080p worth the upgrade from 720p? Which is the better 3D tech: active or passive? And our favorite Blu-ray releases for July 5th, 2011!
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Surround Sound: DIY 5.1 and 7.1 Speaker Setup, Subwoofer Tricks, DTS vs Dolby, AAC vs Linear PCM. A Pro Re-recording Mixer Explains How Surround Sound Is Made. Soundbars vs. Surround Sound. A Million Dollar Home Theater. Top 5 Movies To Show Off Your Surround Sound System!
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We're coming straight from CES 2014 to talk about the upcoming home theater gear of 2014!
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Ali asks on YouTube, "If I build an HTPC will i get on demand? channels?" We explain why you can get premium channels like HBO over CableCARD... and what happens if you want to watch a Pay Per View event. Schindler's List finally hit Blu-ray, was it worth the wait?
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Titanic in 3D? Why does Amazon want Wi-Fi on every Blu-ray player? Does James Cameron LOVE 3D HDTV? Our Top 3 3D Blu-ray myths, and the new Blu-ray releases for November 9th, 2010!
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More predictions for CES, our top tips for setting up your new home theatre gear, running an HDMI signal across your house, and the Blu-ray releases for January 5th, 2009!
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Find out what CEC can do in the video... IR Blasters and RF remotes aren't the only way control hidden home theater gear!
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Top 5 WWII Movies on Blu-ray, CNN Goes HD, LOTR in Two Weeks! Watch a 3D Blu-ray demo near you! The $2.25 mil HDTV has 60 pounds of gold, lots of diamo diamonds, and... alligator skin! Robert reviews the Optoma's Affordable HD20 Projector, and tells you where Sharp's Aquos HDTVs are made! And the Blu-ray releases for March 23rd, 2010.
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How long can an HDMI cable be before you need an amp? Serving video to your PS3 or Xbox 360. Blu-ray playback software for Windows: Arcsoft TotalMedia Theater, Corel WinDVD 2010, CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Ultra. The New Blu-ray Releases for November 24th, 2009!
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Digital Projection's M-Vision Cine LED Projector Peak... Full Review Next Week! The search for cheap Blu-rays, HDTV Calibration Part II, The perfect box to pack your HDTV for a move? HDTV Calibration: Brightness and Contrast, Kick-Ass, The Tudors and the Blu-ray Releases for August 10th, 2010.
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Samsung F8000 Review! Amazon's new FireTV. Uncurl projector screens.
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Do HDTVs vary much from set to set, or can you use the calibration settings from another set... Gail wants to know if you can use HDTV calibration settings created with HDTVs, such as reviews of the model you own. Can LG, Samsung, or Sony Blu-ray players play back ISO files? Make MKV! Matroska Files, aka .MKV might be your best choice for encoding video.
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This week, we check out TV tuners, how to build your own DVR and more!
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On this HD Nation, turning off motion soothing, streaming OTA TV wins in court and House of Cards comes to Blu-Ray!
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What exactly is anamorphic, anyway? Should I buy that new Blu-ray movie now, or wait for the collector's edition in a few months? And our favorite Blu-ray releases for April 5th, 2011!
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Pixar's Brave has Dolby Atmos: we explain this new surround sound tech. It's got an extra yellow pixel; they call it Quattron LED. Say hello to Sharp's finest edge-lit, high definition, LCD television for 2012, it's a beauty! Looking for a 90" LCD? Sharp just announced the LC-90LE745U!
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3D HDTV Calibration: One Tip You Can't Miss! We demo the Roku XD|S and Unbox Vizio's Latest 47" HDTV. Kaleidescape and Sherwood News From CEDIA, WiDi: Wireless HDMI From Your Laptop, and the new Blu-ray releases for September 28th, 2010
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Where did 16:9 come from, anyway? Mac Mini: Not The Best Settop Box. Where do IMAX Features Come From? Ultra-Widescreen: Will Your Next HDTV Be 21:9? More CES: OLED displays, Projectors and More, Getting 3D HD on your PS3, the Blu-ray releases for January 19th, 2010.
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CES is coming... we'll talk about what we expect to find in the halls o' the LVCC.
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HDTVTest says the PS3 has advantages over the PS4 on DVD and Blu-ray playback: should you care?
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Logitech's new Google TV set top box: the Revue. Toshiba's new glasses-free 3D HDTVs, Why no love for Western Digital's WD TV Live? How Robert Tests HDTVs, The new Blu-ray releases for October 12th, 2010!
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The Imaging Science Foundation "HDTV Professional Calibrator Grayscale Optical Comparator" turns an iPhone into a calibration tool... with one flaw. Can you add subtitles to movie backups using MakeMKV? Motion Resolution explained. New Blu-rays: Smokey and the Bandit, Yellow Submarine, The Sting, Safe House and more!
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Fox made some big noise this week with DHD, its new Digital HD service, releasing Prometheus for a tick under $15 bucks 3 weeks before Blu-ray and DVD... but what can you play it on? Ceton's Companion App works with all Windows Media Center tuner hardware. We're not big fans of Blu-ray players that cost more than $350.... find out why Oppo''s new BDP-103 and BDP-105 have us excited, despite the $500 and $1200 MSRPs!
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